• Déjà Voodoo

    Here we go again. Those were the first words that ran through the mind of David Goode when he awoke on the morning of April 3. Here we go again. The second...

  • Opening Day, Yuma

    The wind pushes a tumbleweed across the cracking pavement of an empty street. A coyote howls in the distance as the sun snakes its sinuous way from behind the mountains up...

  • An Undiscovered Country, part 2

    When the nurse got off the phone, the first thing she did was slide the cell phone deep into the pocket of her uniform, then she ran from the staff lockers,...

  • The Case of the Mysterious Freezer

    Of course, that’s precisely where he went. Straight away, pronto, zip-a-dee-doo-dah, go! His creaky wheelchair moaned and groaned its way down the long hallway of the hospital, the squeaky wheels and...

  • Harvey Wallbanger and the Voice of Silence

    A season of PEBA flies by in a twinkling, if you’re a patient at the Camarillo State Mental Hospital. Time is as  fluid as the tobacco drool dripping from the mouths of...

  • The Memory Puzzle

      She spoke in riddles. When he asked who she was, he thought he heard her say, “I know I have no right to ask for your help.” Which didn’t translate...

  • … Winkle in Time

      “Are you Brad?” the old man asked as the orderly pushed him and the gurney he rode on up the long hallway of the hospital. “What? Me? No no, I...

  • Rip in Space …

      “How long have I been here?” “Forever” came the answer. It hadn’t seemed that long to the old man. “Forever?” “Longer than me, man,” the voice added, “so, quid pro...

  • Memory’s Icebox

      An old man stands in a kitchen. He holds a knife. He doesn’t realize he is holding a knife. He doesn’t see the blood dripping off the knife and onto...

  • Homecoming

    In the beginning he saw nothing. He smelled the disinfectant, he heard someone shuffle past, he twitched his fingers against starched sheets. In the beginning he could not move. In and...

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